Key ‘abysmal’ opening spring auction results reveal where to invest

With such low opening auction results for the beginning of spring for key property markets, one property commentator has claimed where investors should not be investing, and has suggested where they should, instead.

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During the opening week of September, there were just 662 auctions in Sydney and 810 in Melbourne, which has property commentator Anna Porter labelling them as ‘abysmal’.

Instead, she suggests that investors look elsewhere.

“We’re seeing agents take whatever they can get because the market just isn’t great in Sydney,” Ms Porter said.

“It’s a real buyer’s market but the prices aren’t coming down as much as expected so there’s still a large portion of buyers simply priced out.”


Instead, Ms Porter suggests to look at Adelaide, claiming it is a real growth hotspot. However, she cautioned against the northern pockets around the suburb of Elizabeth.

Additionally, she also warned investors to be sceptical of the unit market in Brisbane and instead recommended to look at Wynnum.

“The gentrifying bayside suburb of Wynnum and overlooked areas like Nundah and Banyoare great for investors as they have good access to the airport and the city,” she said.

“They’re like the middle children to Chermside, Kedron and Northgate and of course have some major developments coming their way too.”

These suburbs are set to benefit from Herston Quarter, a $1.1 billion healthcare project and the $3 billion Queens Wharf Entertainment Precinct

“A huge supply chain of employment is going to come off the back of these projects and the many more planned for the state,” Ms Porter said.

“The spike in employment opportunities will mean people need a place to rent.”

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